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Innovate Queensland's Money Magnet Workshop

This free, online workshop explores funding and investment options for entrepreneurs and small business owners.

This free, online workshop explores funding and investment options for entrepreneurs and small business owners.



About this Event




Does your business need a financial boost to remain thriving or to turn ideas into new income streams?

Both the Queensland and Federal governments are offering unprecedented funding, business support and tax incentives to help businesses grow and commercialise new ideas. Angel groups and investors are in Queensland looking for the next opportunity.

This practical Money Magnet workshop will explain what sources of funding are available, what appeals to different types of investors, and how to boost your power to secure investment.

Specifically, you’ll learn:

• The common attributes that public and private investors look for in a new opportunity

• What you need to have in place before approaching potential backers

• How grants are commonly assessed

• Techniques to differentiate and articulate value

• Funding options and pathways

• What makes a pitch or proposal more likely to succeed

A successful Queensland business owner will also join us to share their real-world experience securing funding to grow their business.

Guest Speaker

Vu Tran from Go1

Vu is a co-founder of Go1.com, an e-learning platform that hopes to unlock positive potential through a love for learning. Like all good tech startups, Go1’s origin dates back to a garage in Australia, where founders Andrew Barnes, Chris Eigeland, Vu Tran and Chris Hood started a web development company.

Go1 was accepted in 2015 to the prestigious Y-Combinator accelerator, which triggered the worldwide expansion of the organization with offices opening across the world including the United States, South Africa, Vietnam, the United Kingdom and Malaysia. Today Go1 enjoys the support of a large investor base including M12, the venture capital arm of Microsoft, Madrona Venture Group, Salesforce Ventures and SEEK.

As a co-founder and chief evangelist of Go1, Vu’s responsibilities include engaging with key industry leaders and stakeholders across all sectors to share Go1’s experience in transforming workplace learning. This includes engagement with government sectors on working to leverage Go1’s experience, technology and course marketplace to address key social issues such as skills, employment and supporting industry and small business.

Workshop Facilitator

Dr Lewis Atkinson from Impact Innovation Group

Dr Lewis Atkinson is a unique innovation and design-thinking professional and international Strategic Management facilitator. He has 30 years’ experience in knowledge production and transfers through both commercial and public-good innovation pathways to market.

Lewe started his boundary-spanning career in FMCG operations, planning and research with Unifoods Australia. In 1993 he became Research and Information Services Manager for Australian Meat Technology Pty Ltd, a CSIRO technology start-up and management consulting company. He joined a team that started a new industry-owned innovation and marketing services company – Meat and Livestock Australia Ltd – where he has held several senior executive positions over the past 16 years.

Lewe’s solid technical and financial grounding, combined with a strong creative side, enables him to see patterns, pathways, and solutions that others often miss. He works with clients all over Australia facilitating and consulting in Strategic Planning & Management, Innovation, Cross-boundary Collaboration and Research Leadership Development.




Innovate Queensland workshop feedback

More than 5000 people have attended Innovate Queensland’s Skills Development workshops and webinars, giving them an overall satisfaction rating above 94%.

"The facilitator was very knowledgeable and engaged well. The group discussions about funding/grants was helpful as well as the BMC, FAB analysis"

“There is wonderful support from Advance Queensland and Impact Innovation. It makes such a huge difference to us as a business. Thanks for the great session today! See you all soon and have a great day - fantastic connecting with other founders too!”

This workshop is an integral business development workshop created to teach the tools, skills and considerations required to develop ideas into outcomes. To see Innovate Queensland's other service offerings please visit our webpage.

The Innovate Queensland Program is delivered by Impact Innovation Group Pty Ltd under contract to the Queensland Government and supports the Government's Advance Queensland initiative.




Category Business